KCRW Presents: Van Hunt Dashes of punk, funk and even prog-rock make the singer's performance truly one of a kind.
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KCRW Presents: Van Hunt

KCRW Presents: Van Hunt

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Van Hunt is this week's featured artist at KCRW's Wednesdays Become Eclectic. Larry Hirshowitz/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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Van Hunt is this week's featured artist at KCRW's Wednesdays Become Eclectic.

Larry Hirshowitz/Courtesy of the artist.

Set List

  • "Eyes Like Pearls"
  • "North Hollywood"
  • "A Time Machine Is My New Girlfriend"
  • "Moving Targets"
  • "What Were You Hoping For?"
  • "Cross Dresser"
  • "Falls (Violet)"
  • "It's A Mysterious Hustle"
  • "Watching You Go Crazy Is Driving Me Insane"

Van Hunt seems to enjoy defying expectations. Known to most as a smooth R&B singer, he channels influences ranging from Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix to Iggy Pop and Sly and the Family Stone on his latest album, What Were You Hoping For? The record features dashes of punk, funk and even prog-rock, and he let them all rip in this live session on KCRW, with howling vocals to match.